Antaragni 14, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, Cultural Festival, Uttar Pradesh, 09-12 October 2014
Antaragni, a place to let your creative horses unleash, the cultural fest of IIT Kanpur is one of the most celebrated cultural fests in the country. Transcending all barriers of enthusiasm, it gets bigger and bigger every year! Antaragni provides a plethora of events-blending a series of fine-arts, socio-cultural and literary events, along with a variety of workshops, exhibitions and informal events. The fest attracts thousands of visitors to the campus annually making it the biggest cultural fest in North India.
Taking a deeper look into Antaragni reveals its magnificencies even better. The International Carnival at Antaragni has been a host to Internationally acclaimed talent like Cleva girls, The Flying Eyes, The Bonny Men, etc. The major highlights of the fest are the concerts held on the opening and closing night each. These concerts have witnessed globally popular and eminent personalities including Sonu Nigam, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, SunidhiChauhan and bands like The Indian Ocean.
IIT Kanpur gets completely transformed for the four days of Antaragni. During this time, a variety of competetions and workshops are also organized To name a few of the truly entertaining events- Mridaksh (Personality Peagant), India haat, Director’s Cut, KaviSammelan, Calypso, etc. Students from various colleges also compete against each other in the fields of Dance, Dramatics, Musicals, Fine Arts, Films and photography as well as English and Hindi literary events. The dance workshops also draw a huge number of people. This is also the time when glamour is at its best in the campus with a large number of bollywood celebrities gracing the campus and a successful fashion show, Ritambhara! Informals events like blind date are also organised for the students to chill out!
Antaragni is a revolutionary voice in itself! Coming up with social initiative like “Zara SambhalKe” which aims at inculcating a better traffic sense among the youth,making Antaragni much more than just a cultural fest- it is about a change, it is about being the change, about excelling in one’s field! The theme of Antaragni’14 also revolves around Excellence- I am Excellence!
Well, nothing better than quoting the theme itself to conclude this- AHAM BHOKALAM!!